Ex-S’gor MB lends support to PAS in Sg Besar by-election


SUNGAI BESAR: PAS received an added injection of support when former Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim decided to campaign for the Islamist party ahead of the Sungai Besar by-election.

According to Khalid, the reason he was campaigning for PAS was to return the favour after the latter helped in the Ijok by-election.

“I am taking this opportunity to return the favour to my friends in PAS.

“In 2007, during the Ijok by-election, I did not know anyone but my PAS friends in Ijok and the whole of Selangor came down to help me.

“Even though I lost, I am grateful to them,” he said when met by reporters here today.

Khalid, who is now an independent assemblyman, also thanked PAS for helping him in the campaigns during the 12th and 13th general elections.

“They were with me during the 2008 and 2013 GEs. We were very cooperative. Praise be to Allah, we won.”

However, Khalid, who was sacked from PKR in 2014, stressed that he was not interested in joining any political party, including PAS, at the moment.

“I have a case with PKR. I have asked for the RoS (Registrar of Societies) to determine if my sacking from PKR was done justly or otherwise.

“I believe I am entitled to get a decision for myself.”